I am probably like most people in that my back and feet hurt a lot. Having a desk job and then doing “weekend warrior” stuff probably doesn’t help. Recently, this whole “minimalist footwear” movement has been catching my attention for its potential to prevent some aches and pains. I’m sure almost everybody has heard or read a little about the whole “barefoot running” phenomenon, and this is a part of that.

It bubbled up on my radar screen more from enjoying the FIMBY blog, and following their family’s reviews and pursuits of minimalist footwear for work, life, and hiking. So I finally got a pair. But first, here is some background on why I wanted them.